The lifestyle of Christians
The moral example of Christians was a powerful witness to their Muslim friends and colleagues of the work of Christ in them. This should be a challenge to us. Our integrity, honesty, and righteousness (or lack of) will be noted by those around us. May our light shine before them, that they may praise our Father in heaven.
Answered prayer and miracles
Praying in the name of Jesus is powerful. When Muslims witness answered prayers, they see this power at work. Furthermore, it is a common testimony that Jesus appears to Muslims in dreams and visions – often as a man dressed in white. This was even reported by Lilias Trotter (a 19th century missionary in Algeria and one of our founders) in her diaries. May this prompt us to eagerly pray for Muslims to encounter Christ.
Dissatisfaction with Islam
Whether in a particularly strict form of Islam, an extreme interpretation, or a more moderate version, those from a Muslim background often begin their journey to Christ by being dissatisfied with the type of Islam they had received. It is our joy as Christians to introduce them to a better way.
Spiritual truth in the Bible
Even though the Bible is believed by Muslims to have been corrupted, some come to recognise the truth that it contains. Whether prompted by curiosity, or a desire to read the ‘previous’ books given by God, reading the Bible is a vital step. Let us invite our Muslim friends to read it with us and uncover its truth.
The love of Jesus
Jesus’ actions and teachings can be deeply attractive to those from a Muslim background. Islam has a very high view of Isa al-Masih, seeing Him as a very important prophet. So, even when beginning with a distorted presentation of Jesus, Muslims may be drawn to Him. May we pray that His true identity as Lord and Saviour will be seen.